Kathmandu: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday called amicus curiae to advise the court on writs filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
Following the debate on Wednesday, a Constitutional Bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR asked Nepal Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association to provide names of two senior advocates each for the amicus curiae.
Amicus curiae are a persons or organizations that is not a party to a particular litigation but that is permitted by the court to advise it. Earlier, the apex court had sought amicus curiae during the first dissolution of the House of Representatives.
Earlier today, a five-member Constitutional Bench chaired by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR sought a written clarification from the defendants including the President’s Office and Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
The bench including CJ Rana, Justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Mira Khadka, Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, and Ananda Mohan Bhattarai decided to conduct a continuous hearing on writs filed against the dissolution from June 23.
32 hours fixed for final hearing
The final hearing of the case sub-judice at the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court will be completed within 32 hours, a five-Justice bench ruled on Wednesday. Duration for the debate has been fixed for the lawyers representing plaintiffs and defendants and amicus curiae to make the debate systematic. The court has allocated 15 hours each for plaintiffs and defendants and two hours for the amicus curiae.